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Officer Quickfire Recap: Second Week of March

It can be hard to keep up with all of the news that occurs on daily basis.

Because of this, the Officer.com staff presents the "Quickfire Weekly Recap."

Here are some of the stories you may have missed that ran on our site this week:

Weekend (March 7-9)

A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and a rookie was injured Friday morning when their patrol car was struck by a truck in Beverly Hills.

Officer Nicholas Choung Lee died at the scene while a female officer who joined the force just three months ago was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

The U.S. Border Patrol has barred border agents from shooting at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks.

The decision changes a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010.

Authorities in Mexico killed a cartel kingpin on Sunday who was declared dead following a confrontation with federal police in 2010.

Nazario Moreno Gonzalez died in a shootout with government troops early and officials had something that was missing the first time -- his body.

Police officers in riot gear arrested more than 40 people during an early St. Patrick's Day celebration around the University of Massachusetts campus known as "Blarney Blowout" on Saturday.

Four officers suffered minor injuries after police spent the day attempting to disperse several crowds of more than 1,500 students.

Monday (March 10)

A Puerto Rico police officer was fatally shot and his colleague was wounded while working an undercover operation.

Agent JoaquĆ­n Correa-Ortega was killed and Sgt. Victor Perez was shot in the head while they were conducting an undercover arms purchase in a wooded area in Humacao.

An arrest was made in the weekend killing of an off-duty Elmore, Ohio police officer and two other men.

Police say that Officer Jose Andy Chavez was celebrating his birthday at the Last Call Bar Sunday when Igmidio Mista opened fire after he punched Chavez's wife.

The number of police officers on the streets during this year's Boston Marathon will be doubled.

More than 3,500 officers will be on patrol one year after two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

An investigation is underway at a jail in Brooklyn following the trial of a disgraced corrections officer who conceived a baby behind bars with a cop killer.

Nancy Gonzalez claims she had sex with at least eight co-workers, including two supervisors, while on duty at the Metropolitan Detention Center in less than two years.

Tuesday (March 11)

The NYPD faces a potential leadership crisis due to a sharp decline in the number of lieutenants who want to be promoted to captain.

Only 21 percent of the lieutenants eligible to take the captains test did so last year, down from 66 percent in 1997.

The Pennsylvania State House Judiciary Committee in advanced legislation that would strengthen felony charges for anyone who deliberately harms or kills a police dog in the line of duty.

Rep. John Maher introduced the bill following the fatal stabbing of Pittsburgh Police K-9 Rocco just six weeks ago.

Law enforcement agencies across the country are itching to use unmanned aerial vehicles.

More than 35 states consider UAV legislation this year, but privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.

An Illinois appeals court ruled this week ruled that citizen complaints about Chicago police misconduct are public record.

The three-judge panel of the state Appellate Court in Chicago ruled that all related investigative files are public records and must be turned over by the city.

Wednesday (March 12)

A U.S. Forest Service officer and his K-9 partner were killed during a manhunt for a murder suspect in Burke County, N.C.

Officials said that Troy David Whisnant fatally shot Officer Jason Crisp and K-9 Maros before being killed by responding officers.

A Portland, Ore. police officer was wounded and a suspect was killed in a shootout across from a high school.

The shootout unfolded after Officer John M. Romero, who was assigned as a school resource officer at Wilson High School, responded a call of a suspicious vehicle parked near the school.

One of the main leaders of Mexico's growing "self-defense" groups was detained as a suspect in the weekend killings of two vigilantes.

Hipolito Mora had become the affable public face of the vigilante movement as federal authorities sought to heal a rift between his faction and another group.

On-body cameras have received mostly positive feedback two months into a trial by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officials told the police commission that the roughly 30 officers who volunteered to test the cameras in the field have reported few problems and are embracing the devices.

Thursday (March 13)

Thousands of mourners gathered to remember a fallen Los Angeles police officer killed after his cruiser was struck by a truck.

Officer Nicholas Lee was honored at the emotional ceremony at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and those in attendance said that his legacy would endure through the lives of his wife and daughters and the love he brought to the world.

Police in Howard County, Md. revealed that the teenager who led a deadly January assault at a mall did not know his victims.

Officials said that Darion Marcus Aguilar did not target his victims and planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings when he opened fire at The Mall in Columbia.

For more than a century, Pittsburgh police officers have had to live within city limits, but an arbitration award may change that.

The award, which has yet to be signed and made official, would allow police officers to live within 25 air miles of downtown.

Friday (March 14)

A dashcam video from a Dec. 8 police pursuit in Pittsburgh shows a man holding an 8-month-old baby girl against his chest with his left hand and a 5-inch knife in his right.

As police closed in, Jared Brown-Garnham began stabbing himself before a state trooper fired one shot into the side of the man's head, killing him.

The Portland Police Department is about to send a new team of police officers out to focus on keeping order on the streets of the city's downtown.

Beginning April 1, the team of nine officers and one sergeant will walk, bike, ride ATVs or patrol in cars as they focus on quality-of-life problems.

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